Demand for German flights to the Greek and Balearic islands, as well as to Italy, has tripled in the last few days, Lufthansa airlines said on Tuesday.
The data included information from Lufthansa’s subsidiary, Eurowings.
The surge in all reservations, including the United States, is attributed to COVID-19 vaccinations and the German government’s decision to withdraw the obligatory self-isolation once its residents return from abroad.
Member of Lufthansa’s Executive Board, Harry Hohmeister, said that demand for U.S. cities has risen by 300% as well, particularly for cities like Miami, New York and Los Angeles.
This reflects a longing for holidays, cultural exchanges, and reconnecting with relatives, friends and colleagues.
In Europe, the airline expects to supplement its existing itineraries from German airports to Greece, Majorca and Ibiza with over 500 flights.
In Greece, for example, the airline will add direct flights to 12 tourist destinations in Greece, while demand for some Spanish destinations is as high as that of 2019.
Interest is also growing, Hohmeister noted, for farther destinations like the Maldives, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.